Luis Antonio Jiménez (baseball)
|Luis Antonio Jiménez|
May 7, 1982 |
|NPB: 2009 for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters|
|MLB: September 4, 2012 for the Seattle Mariners|
|Runs batted in||14|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||0|
Luis Antonio Jiménez (born May 7, 1982) is a professional baseball first baseman who has played for the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Nippon Professional Baseball. Jiménez throws and bats left-handed.
Signed by the Oakland Athletics on January 18, 1999, Jiménez played for various minor league teams for the A's, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Minnesota Twins before being signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract on February 1, 2006. With the Portland Sea Dogs in 2006, Jiménez hit 17 home runs and batted in 70 runs, with a .276 batting average. The Boston Red Sox organization re-signed him to a minor league contract on December 20, 2006, and invited him to participate in the Red Sox' 2007 spring training. During the 2007 season as a member of the Bowie Baysox, he hit 22 home runs while batting .328. On November 27, 2007, the Washington Nationals signed him to a minor league contract. He began the 2008 season with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators and he became a free agent at the end of the season.
On December 11, 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that Jiménez had been signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Jiménez started the 2013 season with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. He was named International League 'Batter of the Week' for April 15 to 21. His week included 8 RBIs in one game.
- Petraglia, Mike (20 December 2006). "Sox sign eight to Minor League deals". Mlb.com (Major League Baseball Advanced Media). Retrieved 14 October 2012.
- "Jimenez named IL Batter of the Week". Retrieved April 30, 2013.
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- Minor League Baseball stats
- Nationals sign 19 to 'Minor' deals, washington.nationals.mlb.com
- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization